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Nauticrawl: 20,000 Atmospheres Review

Nauticrawl is an absolute treat to play. What it lacks in depth is made up for by its sheer devotion to an intuitive design. The game eschews the excessive tutorialization found in many modern titles in favor of letting the player learn for themselves.

Nauticrawl: 20,000 Atmospheres Review

Children of Morta Review

While Children of Morta stays pretty solidly in the tradition of recent RPG/roguelikes, its packaging — graphics, design, story and characters — elevate it above the pack and players who have grown weary of the genre will find it refreshing.

Children of Morta Review

Hunt: Showdown Review

Are we in the second wave of battle royale games? I think we must be. Games like Super Animal Royale and now, Hunt: Showdown, are taking the genre in new directions and trying fresh approaches and mechanics. Bravo, I say.

Hunt: Showdown Review

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Review

Outlaw is irrevocably everything that the first game should have been. It combines arcade and simulation gameplay in way that is dynamic and fun but it definitely does require commitment.

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Review

Apsulov: End of Gods Review

As a design doc, a game that combines horror, sci-fi and Norse mythology sounds intriguing but in actually, Apsulov just seems uncertain of its identity. With too much clunky action for a narrative driven walking simulator, and not enough combat to excel as an action game, it’s a lot of bits and pieces that don’t quite connect.

Apsulov: End of Gods Review

The Bard's Tale IV: Barrow's Deep Director's Cut Review

Anyone who did not pick up The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep when it was released in 2018 missed an amusing and well-crafted RPG, a definite high point in a storied and popular franchise. With some minor interface and gameplay tweaks and the addition of some new quests and significant additional areas to explore, the Director’s Cut makes a good case for itself.

The Bard's Tale IV: Barrow's Deep Director's Cut Review

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Review

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is difficult and opaque in many important ways, but its premise is refreshing and its vision compelling enough to keep the player moving forward.

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Review

Misadventures of Laura Silver: Chapter I Review

Misadventures of Laura Silver: Chapter I is a fun ad stylistic – and unexpected – bullseye that really makes you want to see what’s next in store for Laura and Cooper and their new acquaintance Uri.

Misadventures of Laura Silver: Chapter I Review

Eliza Review

There is a bit of Buddhist wisdom that cautions against the folly of trying to “use the mind to free oneself from the prison of the mind.” I thought of this when I played Eliza, a visual novel that in part asks the question: can we use technology to free ourselves from the psychological effects of technology? It’s an intriguing question and Eliza is an intriguing exploration of the answer.

Eliza Review

Remnant: From the Ashes Review

In addition to a swarm of pre-release bugs that will hopefully be patched at launch, Remnant: From the Ashes’ biggest misstep is that it sometimes mistakes unrelenting quantity of challenge for a persistent quality of fun.

Remnant: From the Ashes Review

Swords & Souls: Neverseen Review

Making its way to PC after starting life as a web-based Flash game, Swords & Souls: Neverseen is a simple but enjoyable RPG that is modest in both its demands and accomplishments. It has a little more depth than might be apparent at first blush, but its gameplay loop doesn’t evolve much over the course of the game.

Swords & Souls: Neverseen Review

Metal Wolf Chaos XD Review

Metal Wolf Chaos XD is definitely a game that will appeal to fans of quirky, kooky comedy. It’s a janky budget title that lacks polish in level design and game mechanics, but makes up for it in the weirdness.

Metal Wolf Chaos XD Review

Night Call Review

There really should be more games like Night Call out there. It tries something unique and succeeds at it, delivering compelling short stories through a limited yet meaningful interaction and wrapped up in a classy aesthetic. The game shows humanism and wisdom that the billion-dollar titles can only dream of.

Night Call Review

Nether: The Untold Chapter Review

Nether: The Untold Chapter isn’t a bad game by any means, but it's also not perfect. I’m glad to find, however, that updates are constantly being made available that will hopefully entice new players to join and keep playing.

Nether: The Untold Chapter Review

198X Review

For younger players, 198X may not open up in the same way as to us old farts. However, it’s like a museum of a bygone era when the budding digital entertainment was honest and ripe, rendered in a beautiful pixel art and channeled through a marvelous soundscape. Oh, and the ending pays a nice homage to Golden Axe – without the chasing part.

198X Review